Election

Education
2:02 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

‘Change 150’ group targets third district school board race

A community group aiming to oust a current district 150 school board member says the move is needed to improve the district.  The Change 150 group is backing Sue Wolstenholm for the 3rd District seat, even though she plans to resign if elected.  That's because Wolstenholm’s name was already on the ballad when she decided to get out of the race against incumbent Laura Petelle.  Sea Stipe is with Change 150.  He says they group is campaigning to send the school board and administration a message: 

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State News
7:01 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Webster challenges White for IL Sec. of State

Illinois' longtime secretary of state finally has at least one challenger in next year's election. Republican Mike Webster says he'll take on Democrat Jesse White.

White is seeking his fifth term as secretary of state. He's a formidable opponent -- winning each of his four elections by double-digit margins, and once carrying all of Illinois' 102 counties.

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Education
3:58 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

District 150 School Board has contested race in third district

District 150 School Board incumbent Laura Petelle has a challenger for another term next spring.  Petelle will run against challenger Sue Wolstenholm in the March election for the third district board seat.  Petelle was first elected in 2009.  The winner will serve a five-year term.  Monday was the filing deadline for the

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State News
6:21 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Illinois Democrats meet, Madigan not present

Illinois Democrats gathered in Springfield Wednesday to rally behind their candidates ahead of next year’s election. But they met among a backdrop of party infighting, lawsuits - and without the presence of the state’s party chairman. From Springfield - IPR’s Tony Arnold reports: 

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Government
3:44 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Bill Daley officially announces run for governor

Tuesday former commerce secretary and investment banker Bill Daley says he's officially running for Illinois governor. But this comes nearly two months after Daley said he was already "totally committed" to the race. So IPR’s Brian Mackey asks: did anything really change?


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Government
4:28 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Madigan mum on election decision details

When Attorney General Lisa Madigan this week announced she would not seek the Illinois governor's office, she said a key factor was her father's position as speaker of the Illinois House. But in her first meeting with reporters since the announcement, she declined to elaborate. IPR’s Brian Mackey has more.


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Government
5:49 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Lisa Madigan not running for governor

After months of speculation that Governor Pat Quinn would face a primary challenge from Lisa Madigan,  the Attorney General today announced she will not run for Governor.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.

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State News
6:56 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Political scientist says Gov. needs a win on pension reform

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn “Desperately needs a win” on pension reform. That’s the conclusion of political scientist Kent Redfield. The U of I Springfield professor spoke ahead of next week’s special session on pensions, which Quinn ordered. Redfield says the Governor repeatedly blamed pension costs for the state's budget problems. If no agreement is reached, Redfield says, Quinn will look weak going into next year’s primary election:

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Government
4:02 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Durbin seeks fourth term

Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin says he’s planning on running for a fourth term. From Washington, IPR’s Lauren Chooljian reports. 

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Senator Durbin has been serving in the US Senate since 1997.

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